Paint Accuracy? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Paint Accuracy!

Jon Bius writes on his site about paint accuracy and his thoughts match mine. Full disclosure… I was not alive in March 1945 to supervise the color application to this particular Spitfire. (Sorry…) I know some will swear the color brands called for are spot on, others will say they’re not. The only one who truly knows, I suppose, is that guy in the nacho line at the IPMS-US Nationals with the stained t-shirt. Apart from him, or perhaps an actual, real paint chip or artifact that is well preserved, or an actual eyewitness, we’ll never really know. Ever. (Except Marty and the Doc…) Yet many will pull their hair out trying to find the exact color match. I’d like to submit that such an endeavor may not really be beneficial, either to your model, your mental health, and certainly to the rest of us around you who have to…

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Panzer II Painting

Time to prime it with Vallejo black surface primer.   Gave it 24 hours to set and then put a coat of Tamiya XF 59 Desert Yellow The decals have to be prepped. As they are quite old I brushed on a coat of Microscale Decal Film on them. I also primed and painted the tracks with Tamiya XF-56 Metallic Grey

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Random thought – Model Kit Choices

I read this blog called Model kit choice, have we become too spoiled?  In it, the author says that we have never had more releases out there, but a small segment of the modeling community seems to think it’s not enough.,  In particularly they wonder why certain topics like German Tiger tanks and Spitfires instead of something that they want to see released.  The simplest answer is that these companies are in business. To stay in business they have to make kits that people will by.  The market has proven that certain kits will always sell in greater numbers. We are truly in a golden age of the hobby, where there is more selection then ever before. In the end, if you don’t like something that a company has produced, then don’t buy it and move on.  I’d rather be building than ranting on message boards.    

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